Trail Haze
Sixpoint Brewery

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Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,926
Ranked #28,441
3.48 | pDev: 13.22%
May 29, 2022
Jul 19, 2019
Trail HazeTrail Haze
Notes: Hazy “Adventure” IPA with Vic Secret and Enigma
99 Calories

How about an IPA that won’t slow you down? We packed tons of hop character into this super juicy, crazy aromatic little hazy IPA, and dried out the body to make it easy to throw back on the go. If you want hype worthy haze you can take hiking, bring this one to the trails.
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3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by burnstar from Pennsylvania

Pours extremely pale whitish straw. Very cloudy- opaque. Rocky head with nice lacing. Smell is bright citrus hops. Lemons. Watery. Mild citrus and herbal hop flavor. A little pleasant bitterness. You can drink this like water. It's basically a light beer, it's advertised as being 99 calories, and for a light beer it's great. As an NEIPA it's not's so great because it's so light. So it depends on what you're thinking of this as. It's going to be too light and watery for beer geeks but if you told me this was the future of light beer I'd be happy with that.

May 29, 2022
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3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by CHickman from New York

For a low ABV IPA this is a solid choice for doing something outside on a hot summer day. There’s lemon zest, orange peel, mild grapefruit, faint peppery spices, caramel, lime, biscuit and malty notes, but it comes off more like a pale ale than an IPA.

Apr 01, 2022
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3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Act25 from New Jersey

This is a light, session IPA regardless of what 6point or its customers call it.
a) Pours pale grapefruit turbid body with scant head and lace.
s) But you do notice the powerful grapefruit and floral aromas as you fill.
t) Taste follows, but is more lemonade, limeade too.
f) Thinnish, but cleansing, refreshing as promised. A bit like a spritzer or soda.
o) Suitable afternoon, first beer after sweating, and reminds me a little of CYTOMAX.

Mar 19, 2022
3.5 by EMH73 from New York on Mar 04, 2022
3.77 by Bitburger from Vermont on Feb 17, 2022
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1.86/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
by ABeingWhoDrinksBeer from New York

Spoiler: This one was a huge flop for me. And I mean huge. One of the worst beers(not the worst ever, that'd be Sam Adams Octoberfest, undrinkable rotten trash note). I don't know why it should be this hard to not mess up a session hazy. Sixpoint strikes me as a brewery with two strongly competing values. One value is making good beer. The other value is making as much money as humanly possible, to an aggressive, insane extent. They are after all the craft brewery that decided to switch to the tiny-cans and not adjust price-- something that has made me avoid their beers forever. I need to sort of add this backstory here to give you context on why I think this beer is so bad. I can only imagine they thought, "you know, we'll recycle some used hops, try to squeeze every last penny of utterly flavorless, off-notes from these recycled hops, barely ferment it so it's a 4% session, and bam, we've made money from nothing! We'll call it trail haze, put it in small cans, charge for big cans, cha-ching! We're Sixpoint!"

That's a bit sensational, but that's the *feel* I get from this. I can't imagine them fucking up this bad otherwise. Because I *know* for a fact they can make good beer. Resin is great. Crisp is a stellar Pilsner, which is not a style that tends to succeed when attempted by anything other than the masters of the style. I can only imagine some kind of greed went into making this beer, because that is what it tastes like:

It tastes like you took the scrapings off of the bottom of a supermarket trash bin, with rotting produce, and fermented that, and watered it down to 4%. That's what this tastes like. It is flavorless and revolting, simultaneously. It tastes like fizzy asparagus water with a hint of lemon pith. There's zero sweetness. Zero savoryness. Zero flavor. Zero malt. A hint of sewage and rotten veg and grapefruit pith. That's what this beer is. It is truly an awful beer worth avoiding. I'm sorry to anyone who a) has to drink this, and b) anyone who thinks this is something they would drink again.

Feb 12, 2022
2 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Feb 06, 2022
4.06 by TheItalianStallion from New York on Feb 04, 2022
3 by prisdefer from New York on Jan 29, 2022
3.93 by Roberto11232 from New York on Dec 09, 2021
3.18 by Stignacious from New York on Nov 26, 2021
3.42 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Oct 24, 2021
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3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by Spike from England

355ml can. I don’t read it as an IPA, session or otherwise, but it’s fresh and lemony with a nice haze and a tangy finish that maintains interest. It’s thirst-quenching and light and sometimes that’s exactly what you want from a beer.

Oct 15, 2021
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3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by arizcards from North Carolina

Picked up as part of a 15-pack at TW-Greenville SC 7-19-21 for $17.49. Best by NOV 11 21; consumed 10-10-21.

Beer poured a white gold with a very nice white head that has some really good hang time.

Nose is nice, fresh tropical and citrus are front and center.

Taste is an ultra light pale malt base that accentuates a very good use of the tropical and citrus hops used to balance this beer out nicely ; 4/10 on my bitterness scale.

Mouthfeel is ultra light and somewhat refreshing.

Overall a really nice job by the brewing team to maximize the malts and hops with only a 99 calorie cost!

Oct 10, 2021
3.5 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Oct 03, 2021
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3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by Gajo74 from New York

Pours a hazy yellow color. A modest foam head soon dissipates. It yields a thin layer of film and some lacing.

The nose is dominated by hops aromatics, citrusy, fruity and slightly dank. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach and pear. Herbal notes of grass, pine and verbena.

A neutral dry and crisp cracker malt base gives way to a hops forward palate. Notes of grapefruit rind, lemon, orange pith, crisp pear. Herbal and gently spicy notes of white pepper, verbena and pine, as well as an ultra clean bitterness.

Light bodied with a mostly crisp mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish. Carbonation is moderate to lively.

This was a nice light drinking beer in the session/lo cal IPA style. Easy to drink, good flavor, and a nice option if your in the mood for something lighter.

Aug 23, 2021
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3.22/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

From a 12oz slim-line can dated best by 10/14/21 into a pint glass.

Pours a very hazy pale yellowish white with about a finger and a half of white head. Decent retention, little bit of lacing.

Smells of pineapple, citrus and a bit of pine.

Taste. This is where it goes off the rails a little bit. Kind of like weak carbonated orange juice off the rails.

Thin over-carbonated mouthfeel. Weak citrus aftertaste.

Looks ok. Smells ok. I get this is a lo-cal and won't have as much taste/body as the real thing, but man. This was a miss.

Aug 06, 2021
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3.07/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by maddogruss from New Jersey

Had this from a can.
A: pours a straw yellow, hazy body with a small white head with very minimal retention and lacing.
S: earthy, slightly lemony smell with some sweet lemongrass notes.
T: light, lemon puckering taste with a slightly watery earthy hop finish
M: light and pretty thin
O: ok beer; very very light

Aug 01, 2021
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4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

12 ounce can into perfect pint glass, canned on 8/17/2020, best before 2/17/2021. Pours moderately hazy pale golden straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas and flavors of big tangerine, passionfruit, pineapple, berries, citrus peel/zest, peppercorn, wood, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/rind, woody, herbal, peppery bitterness on the finish. Medium-plus carbonation, light bodied and fairly crisp finishing. Balanced creamy/grainy malt and sticky hops, light resins. Lingering bitterness with no residual sweetness. Pretty refreshing. No lingering harsh bitterness. Great new world hop profile. Flavorful and good body for the ABV and calories. No complaints.

Aug 01, 2021
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3.14/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

Sixpoint says "don't call it a light beer". And when you pour it, you understand why. It pours juicebomb hazy, and smells juicy too, filling the air with citrus. Taste is NEIPA juicy, but thinner, less robust, with a quickly disappearing finish. As the beer warms (drink it cold, and quickly), the flavor almost vanishes. So crack it open, bang it down fast, and get on with your adventure.

Jul 21, 2021
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3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

Served in a teku glass from the can.

Appearance: Hazy pale yellow gold. Medium bubbles with a thick white head rising almost one fingers length off the body.

Smell: Super floral.

Taste: Bland but ridiculously hop heavy.

Mouth: Soft carbonation, smooth hops.

Overall: good brew. Nice and light which hits the palates perfectly. Overall.

Jun 06, 2021
3.59 by craigbelly from Iowa on May 23, 2021
3.64 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania on May 18, 2021
Photo of Peach63
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Peach63 from New York

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a 1/2 inch white head, which dissipates. Minimal lacing.

Aroma is lemon, pine, floral.

Taste is lemon zest, grapefruit zest, pine.

Thin to medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Dry finish.

Fairly decent for a low calorie beer.

Apr 30, 2021
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3.11/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Lucular from Maryland

12 oz slim can poured into a tulip pint glass. Pours an ugly turbid greenish-yellow. Not appealing visually. Aroma and flavor feature green citrus and a hint of watered-down wheat. Mouthfeel is thin. Overall not undrinkable, but also not something I'd want to drink again.

Apr 26, 2021
3.66 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey on Apr 03, 2021
5 by Gubblecote from New York on Mar 22, 2021
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3.27/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by VALIS666 from Massachusetts

A hazy yellow lemonade color and a lot of carbonation. I was struggling to get scent off this, but let it warm and lemon with a hint grapefruit come through. Taste and mouthfeel follow with a lot of fizz, a little lemon, mild hops. Faintly bitter, gassy aftertaste. Good for what it's trying to do (low-cal session beer), but not one to reach for if you want to be overwhelmed.

Mar 20, 2021
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3.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by d5001986 from Wisconsin

These lo-cal session IPA’s will never be my jam, but this one’s not bad for what it is.

Mar 03, 2021
3.6 by wafers from New York on Feb 06, 2021
3.5 by cjohns73 from Delaware on Jan 23, 2021
3.39 by drews240 from Rhode Island on Jan 20, 2021
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3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by mnrider from Connecticut

A: Pours a slime green, grapefruit/lemonade looking color :( One finger of white fizzy head which dies down to nothing almost as fast as it forms. No lacing. Mountain Dew looking.

S: Strong citrus. You can smell the hop bitterness. Some lemon and unrecognizable sweetness.

T/M: Light bodied. Crisp but a little watery. Lemon. Fruity. A little sour. Some hop bitterness. Not much balance. Flavors are weak.

O: Crisp and refreshing. Kind of like a less carbonated flavored hard seltzer. ABV is pretty low at 4%. Session NE IPA? Color is a little off putting.


Jan 20, 2021
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3.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by BFCarr from New Jersey

Canned 5 months ago it's not a young one and that is likely an issue.
Pours light yellow, looks like lemonade. Aroma is onion and some citrus, not terrible but not what I would expect. Taste is mostly bitter with a bit of citrus. Feel matches look, thin and watery. Overall, if you're willing to say "yeah but it's 99 calories" or "yeah but it's 4%" it's okay. Brewed in collaboration with REI, makes sense. Keep it in the can so you don't see it and have after a nice hike, and it would be okay. Otherwise, Sixpoint makes many better options.

Jan 16, 2021
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4.14/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by bubseymour from Maryland

Actually a pretty decent lo cal IPA. I'm good with it for what it is.

Jan 15, 2021
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3.36/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

Pours a pale hazy yellow leaning towards white with an off white head that quickly dissipates.

Sour fruit, musty earthy hops with a hint of cracker.

Taste follows the nose. It is a bit funky and all over the place.

Jan 15, 2021
3.89 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Jan 12, 2021
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3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

On tap at Marilyn's on Main. Having after a 3 month covid restaurant shut down in Pennsylvania, so not sure how long this keg was sitting around..... If that makes a difference. Right off the top the aroma is delicious, light, sweet, slight coconut, peach and tangerine. Really enjoyed the sniff, unfortunately it goes downhill from there! From the get go it tastes like something is missing. There's a sharp bite and then a drawing of the mouth that turns me off. The flavor is mild lemon and wet dog. Sorry, this one's not happening.

Jan 09, 2021
3.31 by robebo44 from Virginia on Dec 31, 2020
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3.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Appreciate the effort to creat a tasty, hop heavy, low calorie and ABV hazie. But this is a swing and a miss. Watery, almost tasteless, plenty of grapefruit, but not much else. If you were making a hazy seltzer, this might be it. Pleasant nose (Ruby red grapefruit) and silkier than I expected, feel-wise. But what you get is kind of what you’d expect for a 99 calorie hazie. Just can’t compete with regular hazies.

Dec 30, 2020
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